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Cujo question - "red razberry zingers"

Discussion in 'Cujo' started by cjgiaimo, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. cjgiaimo

    cjgiaimo New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm a reporter for Atlas Obscura. I'm working on a story with a Stephen King connection and I figured you guys may be able to help me out! The story is about a 1972 incident in which a red dye in a General Mills cereal, Franken Berry, caused children to poop pink, sending their parents into a tizzy (and often to the ER). I had heard that the part in Cujo where a weird batch of Red Razberry Zingers makes the kids throw up red was inspired by this very incident (and revisiting it, Franken Berry is actually namechecked during that part of the book!). I was wondering if any of you had any more info on this, or could point to an interview or something where he may have confirmed it. Feel free to reply to this post .

    Thanks a lot!
    Cara
     
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome Cj. i have removed your links and email address. If someone wants to check you out, they can do so.
     
  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. I remember the the incident with the cereal and the bit in the book. Keep posting.
     
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  4. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    .....since he hardly remembers writing the novel, chances aren't good that he'll remember the inspiration for that particular bit.....
     
  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Not sure about cereal but eating too many beets could turn your poop red

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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....and then everybody freaks cuz they think they're going to bleed out-when it's actually black/tarry stools you should be concerned over....this has been "Nurse's Note"....now back to your regularly scheduled program....
     
  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Thanks for that 'tit-bit'

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    :okay::doc::ill:
     
  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I still look good in onna dem hats!....
     
  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    TWSS (Tracey) :love::biggrin-new::couple_inlove:
     
  11. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    While it's generally believed that the 1972 incident was an inspiration for that part of the novel, I've never heard him say so explicitly in an interview.
     
  12. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I ingested a large amount of Zingers in the 70s. ;-D
     
  13. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    And red food die
     
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  14. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    ....and look at you now! :glee:
     
  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    'You sure got purty lips.....' ;;D
     
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  17. koshergrl

    koshergrl Guest

    I freaking loved zingers.
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    Yum. Yum. Yum.
    Now I'm thinking about supper!
     
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  18. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    Oh so this is what they look like, cool
     
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  19. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    The chocolate and vanilla ones are where it's at, the raspberry kind are basically just Sno Balls. The icing on the vanilla ones look like a rubber strip you'd put in beneath a screen door but tastes so good.

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  20. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Those are the ones I liked best. Though my go-to for that type of snack is a Ding-Dong (no smart remarks) :p
     
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